A couple of months ago (just as the Soviets Russians were beginning to bog down) I did an interview reaching back to 2007 where an artillery observer working with a combat team in complex terrain in Pashmul that was ambushed by roughly a platoon sized force used a TUAV to identify and track the...
Makes one chuckle a bit about Canada's fetish in avoiding mixed fleets because of their maintenance complexity. Here we have a nation using equipment and weapons, in the middle of a war, coming from numerous countries of both the NATO and Warsaw Pact and from numerous decades going back to...
The Pentagon has sent a classified version of its 2022 National Defense Strategy to Congress.
A non classified version should be available in a few weeks.
I the interim there is a short fact sheet available on it.
The last NDS was issued in 2018 by Mattis.
As some of you know I'm part of a team writing a history of the Artillery during Afghanistan. As part of my part of the project I am writing about Army and Artillery Transformation during the period 2000 to the present.
I have a fairly large pool of documents available however there are a...
I was looking for some stock photos on the public facing Combat Camera (or the friendlier "Image Gallery") and can't seem to find any reference to any of our Op Athena etc ops and photos.
Am I just imagining things or have these disappeared? If not, does anyone have a link?
This latest article by Murray Brewster on the CBC website is once again floating the idea of civilianizing military prosecutors and defence counsel.Liberals to study plan to move military prosecutors and defence lawyers to civilian justice system
Back in the post Somalia days I was part of a...
As many of you already know, Old Sweat, Petard and I have been commissioned to write a book about the Canadian Artillery's experience in Afghanistan. We are slowly working our way through the different rotos but are already seeing some general trends. We're looking for some insight from any and...
Interesting article about Comd CENTCOM flying to Israel which indicates an upcoming transfer of AO responsibility of Israel.
That shows a clearer shift of focus for each of CENTCOM and EUCOM than the recent direction to pull out of Afghanistan.
The Chief of the US Army has published a new paper on how the US Army will meet the challenges of the future through a Multi-domain Transformation program both during competition and during conflict.
How will this effect Canada?
How should Canada respond?
I've just received a copy of the above and have now read the thing in detail and I'm actually quite pleased with many "fine print" issues raised within it.
It appears that the target level for readiness and the MRP are changing so that a brigade will be the level to train towards (including as...